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Clean-tech seminar well attended by Malaysians

2012/05/12 18:12:16

Kuala Lumpur, May 12 (CNA) A seminar pitching Taiwan's latest green technologies in Kuala Lumpur Thursday was well attended by Malaysian business representatives and citizens.

Over 200 people from power plants, airport companies and government agencies attended the seminar, in which Taiwanese green-tech enterprises presented their products to potential Malaysian customers.

"Attendance was double what was expected," said Tan Sri Mustafa Mansur, president of the Malaysian Green Business Association, which co-sponsored the seminar with Taiwan's Institute for Information Industry.

Two of the Taiwanese firms present at the seminar were Speed Tech Corp., a maker of solar power components, and Hergy Lighting Technology Corp., a designer of LED technology and provider of solutions in green energy infrastructure.

Taiwan's clean-tech companies are known to be strong in technology, manufacturing and personnel management, said Lin Ming-li, Taiwan's deputy representative to Malaysia, at the seminar.

"We hope this seminar will help boost trade with Malaysia, which is one of the countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations most actively pursuing clean technologies," Lin said.

Taiwan is currently committed to six renewable energy fields -- solar energy, LEDs, wind power, biomass, hydrogen fuel cells and hydropower -- and welcomes cooperation in five of the fields, Lin said.

After the seminar, Hergy Lighting Technology representatives visited several Taiwanese businesses based in Malaysia and reached tentative agreements on installing LED lighting in their plants.

(By Kuay Chau-churh and Scully Hsiao)